Violet D. Rafa (Hammond), beloved wife of the late Ernest M. Rafa, died Friday July 19, 2019 at home surrounded by her family.
Born in Danbury, on September 27, 1927 to the late Victor and Willa “Allen” Hammond. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt. She loved spending time with her family, and enjoyed teaching ceramic classes out of her home in Norwalk.
She is survived by her 4 children, Maryann Brousseau and her husband Richard, Candace V. Snodgrass and her husband Michael, Gail Carella and her husband Michael, and Ernest M. Rafa Jr.; 7 grandchildren, Lisa Guerrera, Richard Brousseau Jr., Keith Brousseau, Wendy Lopiano, Michelle Rafa Snodgrass, Ernest M. Rafa III, and Madison N. Rafa; 5 great grandchildren, 2 sisters, Marie St. George and Willa Uzarski, her brother Paul Hammond and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her 4 brothers, Bill, Albert, Richard and Vickie.
Services will be held on Wednesday July 24, 2019 at 11:00am at the Magner Funeral Home 12 Mott Ave. Norwalk, with entombment to follow at St. John Cemetery 223 Richards Ave. Norwalk. The family will receive friends on Tuesday July 23, 2019 from 4 to 8pm at Magner Funeral Home.